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Winning real victories for Palestinian rights

Campaigners must aim to build new political consensus to ensure permanent gains.

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Shamsaan PalS4Peace Music Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2017:  Shamsaan PalS4Peace Music Project Song Title: Think of Others Artists: Janna Jihad Ayyad and Sumayya Kalla Genre: Nasheed The inspiration and motivation behind the recording of the song “Think of Others” by the Shamsaan project was to provide a collaborative platform for young Palestinian voices to rise above the walls that divide and build bridges ...

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UCT Boycott of Israeli Institutions Not anti-Semitic

Photo credit: UCT Palestine Solidarity Forum “By allowing Israeli institutions to function as normal, we stand to condone the violent actions of the State”, is the poignant observation of Talya Lubinsky. Writing on behalf of South African Jews for a Free Palestine (SAJFP), a civil society organization that is part of this country’s host of solidarity movements for Palestine, Lubinsky ...

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Israel-Africa summit called-off following boycott threats

The human rights and Palestine solidarity organization, BDS South Africa, welcomes the calling-off of the Africa-Israel Summit which was meant to take place in Togo next month. The decision comes following several boycott threats. (Click here) This is welcome as good news by human rights organisations and the global BDS movement which has called for the isolation of Israel over its human ...

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All we want is peace and equality: Janna Jihad

By Tasneem Adams (VOCfm news) “We believe that the bullet that doesn’t kill you, will make you stronger. If you want to be a journalist you have to remember that your camera is your weapon. It’s stronger than a weapon as it tells the truth!” You’d be woefully mistaken by thinking this is just another sound bite from a seasoned ...

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Call for Public Protest Action

After a week of deadly protests, in which at least three Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli forces, al-Quds Foundation together with the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has released the dates for the march and pickets in support of the people of Palestine, currently defending al-Aqsa compound. The foundation confirmed July 26, 27 and 28, 2017, as the set ...

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US drops charges against Friedman protesters

Two activists say they were singled out for criminal charges as the only Arabs.

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I will continue my struggle

Leaving life in Chicago is like Nakba that forced her family from Palestine, activist writes.

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Mervin Steenkamp wins Palestine Marathon again

In the midst of a dark day for the country, Cape Town runner Mervin Steenkamp done South Africa proud after he won the Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem for the second time in two consecutive years. Steenkamp took first place in the 42.2 kilometres Marathon, finishing in 2 hours 49 minutes. The passionate runner, who represented the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund ...

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Dr Akoojee: A selfless activist for Palestine

As South Africa mourns the death of anti-apartheid stalwart Ahmed Kathrada, it is a double blow for Capetonians who have been left shocked by the sudden passing of pro-Palestinian activist Dr Ebrahim Akoojee. The well-known medical doctor died in Surrey Estate on Monday evening at the home of close friend Haji Yunus Allie from the Al Quds Foundation, of which ...

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